Columbia 2010

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:59 pm

complete and now'z awaiting (RD)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby MeTalkPrettyOneDay » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:32 pm

Good luck, all!

If you have any questions along the way, please feel to drop by http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=86289, where a few other 1Ls and I answer your questions about CLS.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:41 pm

MeTalkPrettyOneDay wrote:Good luck, all!

If you have any questions along the way, please feel to drop by http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=86289, where a few other 1Ls and I answer your questions about CLS.


Can you help me get accepted? PM me.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby MeTalkPrettyOneDay » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:43 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
MeTalkPrettyOneDay wrote:Good luck, all!

If you have any questions along the way, please feel to drop by http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=86289, where a few other 1Ls and I answer your questions about CLS.


Can you help me get accepted? PM me.

Haha, I don't have any power around here - I'm a lowly 1L!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby M51 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:20 pm

Good luck everyone!

I hear if you start the first letter of each paragraph in your PS w/ A-D-M-I-T, you will subconsciously control Dean Iwerebon's mind and she will be overcome with an inexplicable urge to admit you. This is the best soft you can achieve. :shock:

edit: Oops Helm, I meant to PM that to you :wink: but I guess the secret is out now. But seriously, good luck, I remember the feeling when I first opened that e-mail and found my ED acceptance letter. Words do it no justice.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby irie » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:05 am

M51 wrote:edit: Oops Helm, I meant to PM that to you :wink: but I guess the secret is out now. But seriously, good luck, I remember the feeling when I first opened that e-mail and found my ED acceptance letter. Words do it no justice.



wah? email?? hmm dunno if they changed things this year but this is what it says on the columbia website:

"Please note that decisions will not be available online; rather, all applicants will receive their decisions by mail."

I kinda assumed this meant we'd all be waiting for snail mail. but do they send out emails also?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby wackjickham » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:06 am

irie wrote:
M51 wrote:edit: Oops Helm, I meant to PM that to you :wink: but I guess the secret is out now. But seriously, good luck, I remember the feeling when I first opened that e-mail and found my ED acceptance letter. Words do it no justice.



wah? email?? hmm dunno if they changed things this year but this is what it says on the columbia website:

"Please note that decisions will not be available online; rather, all applicants will receive their decisions by mail."

I kinda assumed this meant we'd all be waiting for snail mail. but do they send out emails also?


I'm a little worried about this as well. I know Columbia has a reputation for not sending decisions until January, but in the event that they (or any other school) were to mail in December I would be at home for break. Is there any way I can notify them to mail to my permanent address for a few weeks?

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Re: Columbia 2010

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby theadw » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:09 am

wackjickham wrote:
I'm a little worried about this as well. I know Columbia has a reputation for not sending decisions until January, but in the event that they (or any other school) were to mail in December I would be at home for break. Is there any way I can notify them to mail to my permanent address for a few weeks?


The USPS offers a mail forwarding service that may interest you.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby wackjickham » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:20 am

@helmholtz, I'm not ED so I'm assuming that if ED hears back in early December this year, I should be safe waiting until January for RD

@theadw The only issue is that I live with three other roommates, and I wouldn't want their mail forwarded to me. Any idea if there is a way to only have mail with my name on it forwarded, and the rest of it sent to the address?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:29 pm

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby oneforship » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:22 pm

Wait, so will we get an email or a letter? Or an email only if accepted? Or how did people find out last year?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby MeTalkPrettyOneDay » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:29 pm

oneforship wrote:Wait, so will we get an email or a letter? Or an email only if accepted? Or how did people find out last year?

Letter. I vaguely remember hearing a few people, in extraordinary circumstances (abroad with limited access to mail for a period of time, etc) received email notifications, but the vast majority of applicants heard via snail mail. Also, the online status checker only indicates whether your application is complete; it does not indicate if CLS has reached a decision regarding your application.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby nateDgr8 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:54 am

MeTalkPrettyOneDay wrote:
oneforship wrote:Wait, so will we get an email or a letter? Or an email only if accepted? Or how did people find out last year?

Letter. I vaguely remember hearing a few people, in extraordinary circumstances (abroad with limited access to mail for a period of time, etc) received email notifications, but the vast majority of applicants heard via snail mail. Also, the online status checker only indicates whether your application is complete; it does not indicate if CLS has reached a decision regarding your application.


I hope you're right. My addendum talked about my very limited/slow mail service here in Africa and asked for email correspondence if possible.

On an unrelated note, I'm an ED applicant as well. Fingers are crossed for a November decision.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Genki » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:05 am

I'm still waiting for my September LSAT score, but Columbia is my top (realistic) choice. I've got my application ready to go as soon as my score arrives unless I somehow completely bombed September's test.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Oban » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:17 pm

Submitted my app this weekend, overnighting my ED contract today.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GeePee » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:27 pm

Joining the fray. Hoping to see you all at the CLS ASW in the spring!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby oneforship » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:30 pm

damn all you with a better gpa than me! :lol:

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby maudlinstreet » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:23 pm

Just sent in my application! Columbia is my first choice (barring a miracle acceptance from Stanford / Harvard), so I'm hoping to see all of you next fall! :)

btw, GP: if that's a picture of you in your avatar, I have the strange feeling we went to undergrad together and even had a class together... weird. or you just bear a striking resemblance to someone :)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:44 am

Complete as of today (my last school to go complete). I would be stoked to go to Columbia, it's part of my six-pack--the schools I will be legitimately excited to be admitted to/attend.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby superserial » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:55 am

wackjickham wrote:@helmholtz, I'm not ED so I'm assuming that if ED hears back in early December this year, I should be safe waiting until January for RD


I was in the first RD batch last year, January 22nd or something. you've got a long wait/fairly accurate estimate.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby wackjickham » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:13 am

superserial wrote:
wackjickham wrote:@helmholtz, I'm not ED so I'm assuming that if ED hears back in early December this year, I should be safe waiting until January for RD


I was in the first RD batch last year, January 22nd or something. you've got a long wait/fairly accurate estimate.


But the real question is... Is manbearpig real?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:22 pm

Has anybody who applied ED received anything from CLS letting you know your app was received, was complete, etc?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby irie » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:29 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Has anybody who applied ED received anything from CLS letting you know your app was received, was complete, etc?



uh, yes. over a month ago.

Dear XXXXX:

Thank you for your continued interest in Columbia Law School. We are
excited to report to you that we have received all the required components
of your application and that your file is now complete.We will forward
your file to the Admissions Committee, which will evaluate it in the order
in which it was completed. Good luck in the admissions process and we hope
to welcome you here as a member of the Class of 2013!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:30 pm

irie wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Has anybody who applied ED received anything from CLS letting you know your app was received, was complete, etc?



uh, yes. over a month ago.

Dear XXXXX:

Thank you for your continued interest in Columbia Law School. We are
excited to report to you that we have received all the required components
of your application and that your file is now complete.We will forward
your file to the Admissions Committee, which will evaluate it in the order
in which it was completed. Good luck in the admissions process and we hope
to welcome you here as a member of the Class of 2013!


How long did that take? I should mention I only sent out the envelope last Monday.




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